Posts tagged shop window
Shop Window: Naftul
Today we are peeking into the etsy shop Naftul out of Tel Aviv, Isreal. I found her clothes on Etsy and just loved them! I was asking a bit about the production of her fashions in her shop and she said, "I produce everything at my studio with a lot of love and care".  I'm so delighted to hear this. Her pieces are lovely. It makes me want to support her even more! 





































If you were to buy one of these Naftul looks which one would you choose?

Have a lovely day!

Cheers,

Anna
Local Shop Window: Friedrich

There aren't many local fair, sustainable clothing/accessory options in Heidelberg, Germany. Friedrich is one of them. One half of the location is stocked with women's clothing and accessories and the other side of the space is a bar/cafe. 
The shop section has some great ethically made brands and in the back are a few racks of second hand clothing. They have a nice curated selection of mostly casual/ business casual clothing. The clothes are between 50 and 150 Euros which is quite good considering the brands are transparent about their production and more sustainable than many fast fashion brands. They have a good variety of nice basic pieces, as well as some statement items. Being in the shop puts me at ease because, I just know that every brand there is trying to change the way fashion is produced in our world today. 


This photo is from Friedrich's Facebook page. All other photos by me.




The Cafe/Bar space is warm and designy. They have a limited menu, but it has all the essentials and a nice white wine. Staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. It's a great place to go and chat with friends. You can actually hear each other in this bar (two thumbs up from this lady)!



Thank you for reading lovelies!

Cheers,

anna





Local Shop Window: Room Mate
Photo c/o Room Mate, all the rest are my own. 

Today, I'm delighted to share the local, Heidelberg shop called Room Mate. It's a great place to buy fun novelty items and trendy household goods. The shop is owned by a lady named Julia, she curates and sells all these of delightful things. 





















































If you need a last minute gift, would like to spruce up your apartment, want to be inspired by beautiful things, or just have the desire to support local business, head to Room Mate on the Plöck.  You won't be disappointed.




Just so you know, this post is not sponsored.  I recommend places and businesses that I think are worthwhile to support and give a shout out to!

Have a goose day.

Anna
Amsterdam Shop Window: HutSpot
Hutspot was one of the shop / cafes I wanted to visit while in Amsterdam. It is an independent stylish hipster mall. They have a barbershop, a home-wares and clothing shopping section, a cafe and then at night they have a bar.




























Photo courtesy of Hutspot.com all other photos by me. 


It's a lovely place to peruse around and be inspired.




Hutspot has a lot to offer.  Next time you're in Amsterdam be sure to drop by and get your hair cut, a yummy fresh juice, some new ethically made clothes, or a cocktail at the bar. 

Have you ever been to Amsterdam, where are your favorite places to visit?

Thanks for reading lovelies, have a good day. 

Cheers,

Anna

Here are a few of my other favorite spots in Amsterdam. Six & Sons, Restored, Latei.  


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Shop Window: Bartlett

Our trip to the USA ended in one of my home towns, Spokane, Washington. I got to see some beautiful friends there. The other thing I was super excited about experiencing in Spokane was The Bartlett



The Bartlett is a newish music venue owned by our friends Karli and Caleb, we couldn't wait to see/ hear a show at their location and to chill out and rack up a big tab at the bar (which was really hard! I gave out several rounds, had a few beers myself and couldn't even spend 100$). 


If we still lived in Spokane I'm sure I would have to have a category in our budget called Bartlett, because they have such great musicians, lovely drinks, snacks, not to mention the friendly staff.




If you are ever in Spokane,Wa, don't miss a show at the Bartlett, your eyes and ears will thank you.

Shop Window Live: Moorea Seal

While in Seattle this summer I had the pleasure of visiting the lovely Moorea Seal and her shop.  She has such great taste. Her shop is wonderfully curated and has such thoughtful displays.


 Her brick and mortar shop has a delightful variety of products. She has stationary, wall art, clothing, bags, jewellery, candles, and many other treasures.



Moorea has been an online friend of mine for some time and it was great to finally meet her in person.

She is incredibly down to earth and such a go getter. She is an inspiration to me and thousands of others!

For those of you who don't live in Seattle, like me, we are in luck. She has a blog and an online shop at moorea-seal.com

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Cheers,

Anna

Up Next: Essentail oils workshop with Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky at Moorea Seal's shop in Seattle. 

Natural Shampoo- Boozy Locks
A friend from college has started her own soap/shampoo business called BoozyLocks. BoozyLocks is an all natural shampoo which some beer in it. I bought a bar from her online shop to try it out.  It smells lovely and has worked well in my hair.

And because I love supporting small creative business owners I decided I would write a post raving about her product!






It took a few washes/days for my hair to get used to the natural shampoo. The first wash with it, was strange. I lathered it up in my hands and then massaged it in. It didn't really foam and feel like a normal shampoo. I then rinsed it out. After the first wash my hair still felt greasy. I tied it up in a bun and tried the next day. I washed it again, and it still was different than it feels after other "normal"/un-natural shampoo.

Then, I didn't wash it for a few days, finally washed it again with BoozyLocks and it felt much cleaner, but much less dry than it usually does.

That first week was rough to get through but it was worth it!


Now, I wash it with shampoo twice/three times a week. It feels really healthy.

It's always nice to find new things that work for me.

Alrighty, that's the end of my rave about BoozyLocks!

I have very curly dry hair. We all have different hair, what works for me my not work for you. 

Have a lovely day!

Cheers,

Anna
Shop Window: Heimathafen Wiesbaden

On our way to the Action House retreat, we stopped at Heimathafen in Wiesbaden. 

Heimathafen is a cafe/co-working space which has been open for a bit over a year. They have a great space and have done lovely things for start-ups in the Frankfurt area.


They have a cafe in the front with a lot of lovely organic treats, eats and coffee. As you venture further into the space there is a variety of different co-working spaces for people that want an office outside of the house and want to meet and work alongside other creatives. 


Action House, the creative collective I am involved with in Heidelberg, is planning to move to bigger rooms

It was nice to visit a wonderfully decorated Heimathafen, with the new space in mind. Action House is more hands-on and directed toward people who want to make time for creativity in their lives, as well as supporting creative start-ups.  It's similar to Heimathafen in that it is a versatile space and that we want to encourage the creative community where we are. Heimathafen also holds concerts and lectures in their spaces. To check out their upcoming events click here






Above is their long-term-co-working kitchen, the illustrated cupboards are great for finding what you need in a communal kitchen.

I hope you're as inspired as I was when seeing this space. 

I'm really glad that Heimathafen exists for people in Wiesbaden. 

I have really found my home at Action House

Are you part of the creative community where you live? 


Cheers,

Anna









Shop Window/Artist Feature: Andrew Wakefield
I have been wanting to share this shop window/artist feature with you for a long time. My good friend Andy is an incredible artist. He studied printmaking among other things in college and then we both met getting our masters in teaching. Since getting a masters, he has taught here and there, but kept creating and selling amazing work.

He creates large scale collage pieces using old scraps and images. He builds up semi transparent layers using image transfer. It's beautiful stuff.

Here are a few pieces which are on his site.





















It's a tease isn't it!

To see and buy Andy's work check out his Etsy Shop , pieces are starting at 37 $.  That's a steal!
Or you could check out his website at smithwakefield.com or
follow him on instagram at instagram.com/smithwakefield 

Thanks for creating beautiful things out of old trash Andy, you're an inspiration.

Thanks for reading lovelies.

Cheers,

Anna
Shop Window: Six & Sons
My favourite new spot in Amsterdam this trip was the Cafe/Shop Six & Sons. They have a shop that is divided into a cafe on the top floor and a wonderfully curated shop downstairs. 
The espresso was great. I order Americanos where ever I go.


The shop has an overall masculine touch. Which I am a big fan of. There is something for everyone in this shop. They have accessories, household goods, clothing, and toiletries. I loved their rustic mix of design items and vintage treasures. 









Next time you visit Amsterdam be sure to visit Six & Sons!  It's worth it.

Cheers,

Anna
Local Shop Window: Coffee Nerd

 I have recently happened upon a new local coffee shop called Coffee Nerd.  It is a great place to stop in for a coffee with friends and chat.  It is owned by a man named Thomas.  He makes the coffee to perfection. I have yet to have such a delicious latte in Germany.  The milk was steamed like I haven't seen since Zach Fairbanks, at Empyrean Coffee.  The name for his shop, Coffee Nerd, does describe him to a "T"!



If you want to sit around and surf the web, work or read a book go to Mildner's on Bergheimer! It is much better to spend long hours at.  But, if you want the best cup of coffee in town and a tasty baked good, stop by Coffee Nerd at Adenauerplatz.

Just so you know, none of the posts on my blog are sponsored.  I recommend places and businesses that I think are worthwhile to support and give a shout out to!

Have a goose day.

Anna
Shop Window: Sharon Boaz
Today we are looking into an independent clothing designer's shop.  Sharon Boaz makes vintage inspired clothing.   The fabrics look great and I love her shirt dresses the best.  Let's take a peek.



This shop inspires me to make some of my own clothes.  I have a lot of lust to sew but I haven't allocated any time for it. gggrrrhhh.  Maybe next year. 

Thanks for reading lovelies!

Anna


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